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Events at the Mechanics' Institute

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia

Author David Reid in conversation with Richard Rodriguez, author of Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

This look at the culture and politics of New York City between the years 1945 and 1950, captures a powerful moment in the history of that magnificent city.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Mechanics’ Institute Women’s Investment Club

Join our informal monthly club for women of all ages who want to increase their knowledge of investment opportunities and in particular, sustainable and forward-looking industries and companies.

Members only - Free

Activities
Monday, June 06, 2016 - 12:00pm

The End of the Library (As We Know It)?

A Panel Discussion

In an environment characterized by dazzling volumes of information available at the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger, it may be assumed that the library is a relic, the lingering product of a bygone era. Our panelists argue that the library is the midst of a golden age of experimentation – both in form and function, as community spaces and communal learning environments.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Librarians Free
Public $15

Classes
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Email Netiquette: Subject Lines, “Reply All”, and CAPS – oh my!

In the face of the many distractions on the web vying for our attention, email etiquette may fall by the wayside. Join this class for a brief presentation of email best practices, followed by Q & A.

Members only; Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

The Master and Margarita

by Mikhail Bulgakov

This novel details a visit by the devil to the fervently atheist Soviet Union, alternating between two settings: 1930s Moscow, and the Jerusalem of Pontius Pilate. The first part of the book will be discussed at the June 8th meeting, and the second half will be discussed on June 22nd.

Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Graphic Novel Reading Group
Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis.

Members Only; Free
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Classes
Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Key Financial Magazines and Newspapers Every Astute Investor Should Read

Discover which publications provide the most resourceful sources of investment information covering the latest financial and economic trends, reports on specific industries, corporate developments, with solid insight for investors to use in their financial planning and management. We examine the key features and practical advice offered by The Financial Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek to name a few, in both print and web format.

Members only; Free

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Double Indemnity

by James M. Cain

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Walter Huff finds himself in thrall to femme fatale Phyllis Nirdinger, who initially consults him about accident insurance for her husband, ensnaring the otherwise-upstanding Mr. Huff in the plot to murder her unsuspecting spouse

Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Non-Fiction Book Group - Online
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

A Wedding in Haiti: the Story of a Friendship

by Julia Alvarez

This memoir begins with a promise made by the author to a homesick young man who comes to the Dominican Republic to find work, and tells the story of what happens when one woman makes an unlikely friendship that takes her on a transformative journey. This discussion group also meets all month online at milibrary.org/bookgroup.

Members Only; Free
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Activities
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

Bloomsday Noon Celebration and Lunch

Eat, Read, Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin! A special Bloomsday menu will be served with community readings of Ulysses by James Joyce and lively conversation!

Members & Public $15

Classes
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

The Mechanics' Institute offers hundreds of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Members only; Free
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Activities
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:00pm

Writers' Lunch with Elle Febbo

How To Write and Use a One-Sheet

Join us for another Writers’ Lunch! Author, philanthropist, and media expert Elle Febbo will discuss the professional mechanics of a “One-Sheet”, including how to write one, how to use one to promote and sell books, and what to never include.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
National Writers’ Union Members Free
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Classes
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Email Netiquette: Subject Lines, “Reply All”, and CAPS – oh my!

In the face of the many distractions on the web vying for our attention, email etiquette may fall by the wayside. Join this class for a brief presentation of email best practices, followed by Q & A.

Members only; Free

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study

An evening with author Pierluigi Serraino

Pierluigi Serraino charts the development and implementation of an historic study on creativity producing the first look at a matchless exploration of modern architecture and psychology.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Member of American Institute of Architects Free
Friends of William Stout Architectural Books Free
Public $15

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

The Master and Margarita

by Mikhail Bulgakov

This novel details a visit by the devil to the fervently atheist Soviet Union, alternating between two settings: 1930s Moscow, and the Jerusalem of Pontius Pilate. The first part of the book will be discussed at the June 8th meeting, and the second half will be discussed on June 22nd.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Morningstar Investment Research: Financial Intelligence Pays Off

Learn how to retrieve investment research, analyst reports, and recommendations for thousands of mutual funds and stocks using this resource.

Members only; Free

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

Authors Thad Carhart & Leonard Pitt

Two seasoned travelers and writers look back to times living in France to discuss how history, philosophy and the power of place influence their work and lives today.

Members Free
Public $15